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#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

| July 10, 2020

The European Commission has approved €50 million of financing from the Cohesion Fund to modernize the 25 km-rail line between Lisbon and Cascais, a very important suburban line serving tens of thousands of commuters daily. Works include installing new electrical infrastructure, signalling and control systems aiming at making train journeys safer and more energy efficient. […]

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#Coronavirus – With one-way systems and floor markings, Britain increases rail services

#Coronavirus – With one-way systems and floor markings, Britain increases rail services

| May 19, 2020

Britain’s rail network on Monday (18 May) added more services for the first time since the country went into coronavirus lockdown two months ago, testing new measures to ensure social distancing and prevent crowding, writes Sarah Young. Network Rail said that just under 70% of trains would be running from Monday, up from the half-service […]

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#Coronavirus – Britain’s rail network adds more trains amid crowding worries

#Coronavirus – Britain’s rail network adds more trains amid crowding worries

| May 19, 2020

Britain’s rail network started running more services on Monday (18 May), raising concerns that more people will start to use trains which could lead to crowding at stations and onboard amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, writes Sarah Young. Network Rail, the country’s state-owned infrastructure operator, said that it will introduce around 3,000 more trains per […]

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Commission approves project to improve railway connections in #Sicily

Commission approves project to improve railway connections in #Sicily

| April 26, 2020

The European Commission has approved an investment of almost €177 million from the European Regional Development Fund to double a section of railway line between Palermo and Carini, in Sicily, Italy. This will encourage the use of rail transport, hence cutting road congestion and reducing CO2 emissions. Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira said: “While our immediate […]

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Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

| March 31, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, an individual aid measure to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the Polish southeastern province of Podkarpackie. The aid takes the form of a €6 million direct grant to the logistic company Treeden Group Sp.z o.o. The aid will contribute […]

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#Coronavirus – Facts about your passenger rights

#Coronavirus – Facts about your passenger rights

| March 24, 2020

©Synthex/Adobe Stock  Flight cancelled due to COVID-19? Don’t wish or not allowed to travel? Find out about your passenger rights in the EU in these exceptional times. A number of EU countries have introduced containment measures – such as travel restrictions, quarantine zones and lock-downs – to deal with the corona pandemic. These measures are […]

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Britain gives ‘green signal’ to major rail project #HS2

Britain gives ‘green signal’ to major rail project #HS2

| February 12, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured) gave the green light for a high speed rail project connecting London to northern England on Tuesday (11 February), saying he would take a firmer grip on a project that is behind schedule and running billions of pounds over budget, writes Sarah Young. Known as HS2, the high speed […]

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